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The Holy Bible: Regent University offers a Biblical languages certificate program online and in Virginia Beach.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biblical Languages

May 6, 2024
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The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biblical Languages, offered online, is a graduate-level certificate program that will help you gain a basic understanding of the sacred text outlined in Scripture. This certificate program is for nondegree-seeking students only.

  • Strengthen your ability to analyze biblical text from the original languages.
  • Gain insight from examination of the books of the Bible.
  • Interpret tone and inherent meaning of significant biblical passages.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

This certificate program may help you grow as an expert in your field and advance your calling as a lay minister, pastor or nonprofit team member.

DIV 500 Graduate Foundations for Divinity (2), as required upon admission, plus 12 credit hours from the following list of Divinity courses:

Basic features of Hebrew and Greek and use of available study aids such as lexicons, concordances, and other exegetical tools. Enables those with little or no prior knowledge of the biblical languages to engage in basic word studies and grammatical exercises.
Introduction to the grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on alphabet, vowels, verbs and basic reading vocabulary as a foundation for further studies in Biblical Hebrew.
Resumption of Biblical Hebrew 1 with continued emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. Stress on weak verbs and basic knowledge of syntax. Exercises and reading of selected texts of Hebrew prose. Prerequisite: BIBL 630.
Exercises in translation, vocabulary building and exegesis of select portions of the Hebrew Old Testament. Prerequisite: BIBL 631.
Translation of a select book of the Hebrew OT or select representative passages (e.g., narrative, law, psalms, prophecy, poetry). Analysis of the text with a view toward preparation for biblical exposition, preaching or further academic study. Prerequisite: BIBL 632.
Intensive course in basic morphology and syntax of New Testament Greek. Covers basic vocabulary and grammar as a foundation for further studies in biblical Greek.
Continuation of the study of New Testament Greek. Includes translation and exegesis of 1 John. Prerequisite: BIBL 670.
Develops reading vocabulary and exegetical skills of New Testament Greek through intensive study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Greek text. Prerequisite: BIBL 671.
Exercises in translation, vocabulary building and exegesis of select portions of the Greek New Testament and Septuagint (LXX). Prerequisite: BIBL 672.
Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy and advising and support services for Divinity students.
Fundamental structures, vocabulary and grammar. Proficiency in reading of academic journals, books and German texts with a focus on theological texts and vocabulary. Cross-listed with THEO 770. Pass/No Pass.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Certificate programs are designed for those seeking professional development through continuing education for ministers and pastors. Students earn graduate credit that can be applied toward a ministry degree program if further study is desired. Certificate students wishing to earn an academic degree must apply separately to that degree program and meet full admission requirements. Acceptance into a certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.

Application Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to

Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Biblical Languages$51512$6,180
Biblical Studies$51512$6,180
Christian Theology$51512$6,180
Church History$51512$6,180
Church Leadership$51512$6,180
Online Ministry$51512$6,180
Spiritual Formation$51512$6,180
Worship & Media$51512$6,180

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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